Senior Manager, Assets Contracts

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Asset Management and Planning
Classification: VPSG6.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CV0263B
Closing Date: 09-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $149,025 - $170,579
Job Duration: 24 months
Attachments: Position Description - VPS6 - Senior Manager, Assets Contracts, Contracts and Infrastructure - CV0263.docx (Word, 539KB)

Contact: Domenic Mazza on 0428 312 002

Position Details

  • Utilise your managerial skills to lead a contract management function and implement contract initiatives.
  • Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service for up to 2 years.
  • VPS Grade 6.2: $149,025 - $170,579 plus superannuation.


About the business unit

The Contracts and Infrastructure Branch are responsible for contract management, commercial oversight and advisory services, as well as the effective management and maintenance of all Corrections and Justice Services' prison and related infrastructure. This includes:

  • The management and oversight of major contracts including those for private prisons.
  • Representing the Corrections and Justice Services' interests on infrastructure and construction projects to ensure the best possible outcome for stakeholders and commercial partners.
  • The development and implementation of all required systems, processes and policies to sustain this diverse asset portfolio.


About the role

The Senior Manager, Assets Contracts within Contracts and Infrastructure, provides leadership with a strong focus on driving innovation and continuous improvement and ensures the State receives value for money for contracted services through the delivery of best practice contract administration and contemporary approaches to commercial management. The role will manage a team of contract management professionals.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Lead the contract management function within the portfolio including managing the contractor relationship relating to operational, financial, and contractual risks and issues that may emerge.
  • Develop and present authoritative written documentation and reports on contractual and operational issues to senior management, including the Commissioner, Secretary and Ministers.
  • Drive and implement contract initiatives including undertaking commercial negotiations for required service changes and leading procurement activities, driving value for money and operational excellence.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.


About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in the management of complex service contracts and the ability to prepare comprehensive reports including commercial and contractual analysis.
  • Extensive experience in contract administration and comprehensive understanding of Public Private Partnerships, together with high level skills in the provision of commercial advice for major contracts and negotiation skills.



  • An evolving structure with opportunities for career advancement.
  • Find work life balance, initially working from home.
  • Be part of a once in a lifetime operation supporting the Victorian community.
  • Generous and fair salary with great working conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Job stability in a fixed term position as a member of the Victorian Public Service (VPS).
  • A fair salary– enjoy great work conditions and salary sacrificing options.
  • Generous leave entitlements with provisions for many forms of leave.
  • Employee Assistance Program support where you are encouraged to use this short-term, confidential counselling service.


How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats. The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Tuesday 9th August 2022.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles, including those in management. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, click here or email

Successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.


For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Important Information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.


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